Chelsea Manning is released from prison today after her 35-year sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama. Manning leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, many of which cast a new and damning light on US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why punish Chelsea Manning for the “crime” of attempted suicide? And why use solitary confinement? A suicide-inspiring place for anyone, especially a transgender. Could the prison be trying to facilitate her death to deter future whistleblowers?